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Sir Harold JeffreysPhoto of Sir Harold Jeffreys
(1891-1989)

Born April 22, 1891, at Fatfield, near Washington, County of Durham, England. Only child of Robert Hall Jeffreys and Elizabeth Mary (Sharpe) Jeffreys.

Education:
Fatfield School until 1903
Rutherford College, Newcastle-on-Tyne, to 1907
Armstrong College, 1907-1910
St. John's College, Cambridge, B. Sc. 1912
University of Durham, M. Sc. 1912; D. Sc. 1917
University of Cambridge, M. A. 1917

Appointments:
Fellow, St. John's College, Cambridge, 1914
Senior professional assistant, Meteorological Office, 1917-22
Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1922-31
Reader in Geophysics, University of Cambridge, 1931-46
Plumian Professor of Astronomy, University of Cambridge 1946-58

Prizes, honors:
Fellow, Royal Society, 1925
Adams Prize, 1927 (Constitution of the Earth)
Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 1937
Buchan Prize, Royal Meteorological Society, 1929
Murchison Medal of Geological Society (Great Britain) 1939
Victoria Medal, Royal Geographical Society, 1941
LaGrange Prize, Brussels Academy, 1948
Royal Medal, 1948
William Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union, 1952
Knighted, 1953
Copley Medal, Royal Society, 1961

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